Veteran British Actor is up for his first Academy Award nomination for the Tom Ford directed picture, A Single Man. Set in 1962 A Single Man tells the story of George Falconer an openly gay professor who is dealing with the death of his partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). The film is told through a single day of Falconer’s life. Much of the story is told through flashbacks, as George prepares for his suicide later that night. Along the way he says goodbye to his best friend, the socialite Charley (Julianne Moore). He also makes a new acquaintance with gay student Kenny Potter (Jon Kotajarena). All of these people help him realize the meaning of his life. The film is directed by first time director Tom Ford, who uses his experience as a fashion designer to add unique visual flourishes to the film.